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Public Document 



No. 48 



REPORT 



OF THE 



BOARD OF METROPOLITAN PARK 
COMMISSIONERS 

December, 1919 



WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE ^PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1920 



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OCT 14 'Mv.i. 

STA:£. House, BO«T©M 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



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CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

List of Officers, 5 

Report of the Commissioners, 7 

Report of the Engineer, . . 21 

Financial Statement, 39 



OFFICERS. 



COMMISSIONERS. 

WILLIAIVI B. DE LAS CASAS, Chairman. 
ELLERTOX P. WHITNEY. CHARLES S. B.4XTER. 

EVERETT C. BENTON. ARTHUR B. CURTIS. 

SECRETARY. 

GEORGE LYMAN ROGERS. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY. 

WILLIAJM H. GOWELL. 

ENGINEER. 

JOHN R. RABLIN. 



Offices, 18 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 



ComntotuDealtl) of iHasBacljusettB 



REPORT. 



The Metropolitan Park Commission presents herewith its 
twenty-seventh annual Teport, being also its final report. 

The most notable acquirement of the year has been that of 
Bunker Hill Monument and Grounds, which were transferred 
to the Commonwealth under authority of chapter 79 of the 
General Acts of the year 1919. Other slight acquirements and 
conveyances have been made as additions to or improvement 
of the alignment of the reservations and parkways. Agree- 
ment has been entered into for the purchase of two parcels of 
land required for completing Dedham Parkway, and also in 
preliminary form for an exchange of land as authorized by 
chapter 285 of the General Acts of 1919, which will transfer to 
the Commonwealth for park uses the remaining frontage on 
Charles River of the United States Arsenal at Watertown, and 
to the United States land of the Commonwealth, chiefly marsh, 
on Arsenal Street. This exchange of land was determined upon 
with some regret and only after careful consideration of all the 
circumstances and with advice of Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., 
Landscape Architect, as a means of preserving the river front 
open and free from buildings. Additional buildings for the 
Arsenal were to be placed on the river bank where they would 
interrupt the continuity of park holdings and one of the best 
views of the river. The lands to be conveyed to the Arsenal 
are marsh, removed from the river 200 to 400 feet under lee of 
a high bank where buildings will not interrupt the proposed 
river driveway or the views downstream from the driveway, 
nor any of the attractive outlook from the driveway toward the 
river and upon stretches of the Speedway. 

Construction of certain parkways, for which the land was 
acquired in previous years, has begun and is proceeding rap- 



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idly and upon very favorable terms, considering that all prices 
for labor and supplies are higher than when the estimates were 
first prepared. This work has been made possible by two ap- 
propriations by the Legislature of 1919: the first, of 8250,000 
as an addition to MetropoUtan Parks Loan, Series II; and the 
second, of 835,000 as a special maintenance appropriation for 
the improvement of parkways for which land had been pre- 
viously acquired. ^Yhile the acts making these appropriations 
contained no stipulations as to the parkways upon which the 
work was to be done, so that the apportionment and expendi- 
ture of the funds was left to the discretion of the Board, it was 
well understood that the appropriations were made in the ex- 
pectation that certain well-considered projects would be car- 
ried out so far as the funds would permit in the order of 
opportunity and importance. The Board has endeavored to 
conform to this desire as far as possible, and believes that the 
result will be a very gratifying and useful addition to the park- 
ways and to the public convenience which they are intended 
to serve. The several pieces of work entered upon may be 
briefly described and recommendations made in regard to them 
as follov/s: — 

Extension of Mystic River driveway as a gravel-surfaced 
roadway along the southerly border of Mystic Lake has been 
completed and opened to travel. It connects with the State 
highway and other main highways to Lexington and Concord 
and to Lowell. The amount which it seemed possible to de- 
vote to this work, 811,000, was not sufficient to provide the 
final surfacing of stone which it is probable that the large 
amount of automobile travel likely to use the driveway \s'ill 
require in the near future. The cost of stone surfacing will be 
approximately 820,000. 

Xonatum Parkway along the southerly side of Charles 
River is being extended to Maple and Jefferson streets in 
Xewton. This will complete the Parkway from North Beacon 
Street in Newton, make an attractive river drive, and add to 
the convenience of pleasure travel between Boston and New- 
ton and more westerly portions of the district. 

The roads along the south and west borders of the westerly 
half of Middlesex Fells Reservation in Medford and ^Yinches- 



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ter are being improved and connected under an apportionment 
to this work of §25,000. They will unite in the form of a gravel 
roadway the west branch of Fellsway and Mystic Valley Park- 
way and the \Miitmore Brook entrance driveway from West 
Medford. Even in the preliminary- form of construction made 
possible by this amount of money, they will be suitable for a 
limited automobile travel, and will be a great public conven- 
ience, as uniting the parkways, shortening the distance to 
Winchester and Wobum, and providing a way across the great 
area of woodland west of Forest and Main streets in ^ledford, 
Winchester and Stoneham, through which there has heretofore 
been no road for automobile travel toward Winchester. 

Furnace Brook Parkway is being extended from its present 
terminus at Adams Street to Newport Avenue in Quince- by 
constructing one of the two driveways indicated by the fuU 
plans for the Parkway. It will greatly relieve Adams Street 
and add to the safety of travel to the South Shore and other 
southerly points of the district and State. Adams Street, 
though a parkway in attractiveness, has many short cunes in 
its course through Quincy, and, being the only highway in the 
line of a very great amount of travel, is overcrowded and a 
most hazardous highway. At the point where the Parkway 
crosses it there is an especially hazardous reverse cime. It is 
hoped that some arrangement may soon be made by which the 
highway may be straightened at this point, and that it will be 
borne in mind that such provision for public safety- can never 
be made, so far as the acquirement of land is concerned, more 
economically than now. Completion of the driveway now being 
built will bring a large amount of travel to Newport Avenue, 
where it will be necessary- to make a sharp tiuna to again reach 
Adams Street and pass on through overcrowded Quincy Square. 
It is very evident that there will almost immediately arise a 
demand for further extension imder the railroad to Hancock 
Street and connection with the easterly section of the Parkway 
leading to Quincy Shore Reservation, and that when this is 
satisfied there will again arise a further demand for extension 
toward the southeast across the Adams estate and other open 
lands to the highways which give connection beyond Quincy 
Square with the main highway to the Fore River Works, 



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Weymouth, Hingham, Nantasket and the south. Not until 
such extensions or some substitute for them is made will com- 
plete relief be given from the present peculiarly hazardous 
conditions of travel through Quincy Square. 

West Roxbury Parkway was contemplated and the land se- 
cured for it in 1895 through acquirement by the Park Depart- 
ment of the city of Boston from the Arnold Arboretum gate at 
Walter Street as far as Weld Street, and by this Board from 
Weld Street to the Stony Brook Reservation at Washington 
Street. At the time of acquirement it was thought that con- 
struction would be hastened by placing all the land with the 
Boston Park Department. This expectation was not realized 
however, and in 1915 the land originally acquired by this 
Board was transferred back to its care. Construction of a 
single roadway from Anawan Avenue to Washington Street is 
now under way and will be completed in the spring of 1920. 
At Washington Street it will connect with Stony Brook Res- 
ervation roads and by them with Dedham Parkway. It will 
be a great improvement to the attractive W^est Roxbury sec- 
tion of Boston, to which the delay in building the Parkway 
has been a detriment, and a great convenience to public travel 
toward Hyde Park, Milton and the Blue Hills and to Dedham. 
It will, undoubtedly, lead to an early and just demand for ex- 
tension to the Arboretum, where, by Walter Street and Weld 
Street, it will give connection with Jamaica way and Fenway 
into the heart of Boston. 

Winthrop Parkway from Revere Beach toward Winthrop was 
built some years since to a connection with Leverett Avenue, 
near the seashore of the Beachmont section of Revere. Subse- 
quently, an inroad of the ocean cut off this outlet, since which 
time the Parkway has had no outlet to the south and has been 
almost useless. This was regrettable, not only because of the 
increased expense of the work to be done when restoration 
should be begun, but because acquirement of a large part of 
the land and removal of the buildings between Beachmont Hill 
and Winthrop Highlands had opened a most attractive ocean 
view which shabby buildings had previously interrupted, and 
so made a continuous driveway from Revere Beach all the 
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highway is now being restored and protected from further 
washouts by a concrete sea wall. A recent storm, however, 
has made new inroads upon the shore further along behind the 
houses upon Beachmont Hill, and threatened their safety, and 
at a point beyond washed away the sidewalk of the highway. 
It is evident that the sea wall now being built must be ex- 
tended in some form around the bluff at Beachmont if further 
washing away of the hill is to be averted, and that it will be a 
saving toward the cost of this work if the remaining properties 
between the highway and the ocean are acquired before the 
owners enter upon the expense of building separate pieces of 
wall which verA- likely might lack unity of design or adequate 
strength. If these properties can be obtained at reasonable 
prices, it may be well to abandon the design of carrAing the 
Parkway outside the bluff, and make a saving in cost by con- 
structing the wall as a tow wall protecting the hiU rather than 
as a sea wall outside the Parkway, which would pay the cost of 
acquiring the properties on the hill. The highway might then, 
with some repair, ser^e for many years at least the need of a 
parkway. The properties to be acquired on the hill and as far 
as ^Yinthrop Highlands have an assessed value of approximately 
S53,000. 

The November storm which caused the damage last stated 
to the highway at Beachmont also caused a considerable 
amount of damage to previously constructed work at various 
points upon the shore, especially at Wlnthrop, at Revere ^nd at 
Quincy Shore. TemporarA* clearing and repair of damage has 
been made, but as the larger items of repair could not be fore- 
seen and were not included in the estimates for maintenance 
for 1920, which of necessity were filed before the storm oc- 
curred, the Board recommends a special item of appropriation 
of maintenance for these purposes of $15,000. 

By chapter 190 of the Special Acts of 1919, acquirement of 
land and protecting easements along the westerly side of 
Mystic Lake was authorized. It has not as yet been possible 
to take any action toward carrying out the purpose of this act, 
but it is hoped that something may be accomplished in this 
direction in the coming year if funds are then available. 

The gift of Bunker Hill Monument and Grounds has brought 



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not only the usual obligation for maintenance which comes 
with every new park acquirement, but an especial obligation to 
preserve and care for it as a monument and grounds symboliz- 
ing the richest historical associations of this Commonwealth 
and of the entire country. The appropriation of S6,000 for 
maintenance during the year 1919 would have been wholly 
inadequate to provide for an entire year. The property was 
acquired July 22, 1919, and the amount available was suflBcient 
for only the most immediately necessary cleaning and caring for 
the buildings and policing the grounds for the rest of the year. 
Both monument and grounds had suffered in late years from 
lack of funds available for their care in the hands of the 
Trustees of the Monument Association, and it will be necessary 
to provide an amount sufficient for restoration to good con- 
dition as preliminary to a normal maintenance cost. The 
masonry of the entire monument needs repointing. The fences 
surrounding the 4 acres of ground and surrounding the monu- 
ment are out of alignment and in need of repainting. The 
concrete walks are broken and unsightly; the steps leading up 
the embankment need resetting and repointing; the slopes of 
the embankment are gullied by rain and by being tramped over 
in many directions; the drains are choked up. A simple but 
adequate plan for restoration of monument and grounds to a 
proper condition has been prepared by the Engineer of the 
Board in consultation with Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., Land- 
scape Architect. This plan may be carried out at a cost not 
exceeding $35,000, and a special appropriation of that amount, 
in addition to the annual appropriation for maintenance, is rec- 
ommended. With the appropriation and expenditure of this 
amount, it will be possible to maintain the monument and 
grounds at a normal annual expense. The monument was re- 
opened to the public without charge for admission, but as it 
soon became apparent that free admission led to abuses, the 
nominal charge of 10 cents for admission was restored with 
satisfactory results. 

The bath-houses at Revere, Nahant and Nantasket Beaches 
have been maintained since they were built by the fees charged 
for use of their privileges. These fees have been less than 
those charged generally for even inferior accommodations at 
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sufficient to provide for all operating expenses and maintain a 
reserve for repairs and renewals. Increased cost of labor and 
supplies, however, has made the expense of operation greater 
than the receipts during the past few years, and therefore has 
drawn upon the reser\'e for repairs and renewals. If the bath- 
houses are to continue to be self-supporting, it wiQ probably be 
necessarj" to increase the fees for their use, and in the near 
future to recommend an appropriation for more extensive re- 
pairs in the nature of gradual rebuilding of all wooden portions 
of the bmldings and for some alterations and enlargements 
necessarj" to provide for increased use. 

The g^'psy moth continues to be a ver\' serious menace to the 
Blue Hills Reservation. This reservation contains 4,700 acres, 
and even with its many miles of roads and paths has areas to 
which it is ver\- difficult to extend the spraying. It has but 
one pond of any size, and there is practically no opportunity- 
to sink weUs for certainty of water supply. The swamp holes in 
the valleys between the hUls usually dr\- up by the first of 
July and earUer when there is a dry spring and sunamer such 
as that of the year 1919. Experience makes it evident that 
spraying must be done rapidly before the water holes have . 
dried up, and more extensively than heretofore. To make this 
possible during the year 19€0, a considerably increased appro- 
priation is necessary- and has been included in the estimates for 
this year. During the past year the destruction of trees by the 
chestnut-tree blight became so serious as to be beyond the 
ability of the forces of the Reservation to remove while they 
yet had commercial value. For this reason it was deemed best 
to dispose of them for removal by contract, thus making it pos- 
sible to start reforesting at the earliest possible time within the 
areas from which the trees are removed. 

The rebuilding of Neponset Bridge was authorized by chapter 
300 of the Acts of the year 1915. The old bridge has been re- 
moved and a temporary- bridge completed and in use, as stated 
in the report for 191S. Plans for the permanent bridge are 
practically complete, and it is expected that the work of con- 
struction may be begun next year. 

The lighting of the parkways and of the public roads in the 
reserv ations which are used at night is not what it ought to be, 
and is inferior to that of the highways of adjoining cities and 



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[Jan. 



towns because of the cost and of the inferior quality of naphtha 
for the Welsbach lamps generally in use. It has now become 
more expensive and less effective than electric lighting would be. 
During the war it was impossible to substitute electric lighting, 
but the electric light companies are now in position to make 
ten-year contracts for such substitution at a less cost than that 
for effective lighting by the Welsbach system. Installation of 
poles and wires underground, where necessary, and overhead 
where such installation will not be objectionable, will, however, 
require a large part of the coming season, even if contracts are 
made in the near future. It will, therefore, be necessary to 
continue the present Welsbach system at a considerably in- 
creased cost over that of the previous year, and an increase over 
the estimates submitted for lighting must be provided. 

The Constitutional Convention of 1918 required the following 
Legislature to consolidate the State departments, boards and 
commissions into twenty departments. The Legislature of 1919, 
in pursuance of this requirement, enacted chapter 350 of the 
General Acts of that year, in which, because of an apparent 
uncertainty as to whether the metropolitan boards were State 
departments within the meaning of the requirement of the con- 
vention, it also provided for transfer of the work of the Metro- 
politan Water and Sewerage Board and of the Metropolitan 
Park Commission to a Metropolitan District Commission, to 
consist of a single commissioner and four advisory commis- 
sioners, such consolidation to take effect on Dec. 1, 1919, and 
that at this date the several previous boards should be abolished. 
This report is, therefore, the final report of the Metropolitan 
Park Commission. 

The Board has accordingly shaped its work during the past 
year so as to facilitate the transfer of all property in its charge 
and all work and other transactions being carried on by it to 
the Metropolitan District Commission in such form that the 
work may be taken up and carried on without delay or incon- 
venience. It is, of course, obvious that certain features of this 
report, such as the statement of finances, may not be com- 
pleted until after December 1. These will be included, how^- 
ever, with the report, and will furnish the usual information. 
As a matter of possible convenience there is also included with 
this report a brief resume of some interesting facts in the 



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history and accomplishments of the past twenty-eight years 
which are scattered through previous reports. 

The ]MetropoHtan Park System was recommended by a pre- 
liminary commission, appointed under chapter 342 of the Acts 
of 1892, in a report to the Legislature of 1893. This prelimi- 
nary commission consisted of Charles Francis Adams as Chair- 
man and Philip A. Chase and William B. de las Casas as asso- 
ciate members. It was assisted by Sylvester Baxter as Secre- 
tary, Charles Eliot as Landscape Architect, Conrad Reno as 
attorney, and Miss Mary V. Habberley as clerk. Acting upon 
the report of this Board, the Legislature, by chapter 407 of the 
Acts of 1893, authorized a Metropolitan Parks District of 
Boston and thirty-six surrounding cities and towns and a Met- 
ropolitan Park Commission of five members, to acquire, main- 
tain and make available to the inhabitants of the District open 
spaces for exercise and recreation. Adequate powers, including 
that of appointing and maintaining a police force, and with an 
initial appropriation of 81,000,000 were given. The permanent 
Board, as first appointed, included the members of the pre- 
liminary commission and Abraham L. Richards and James 
Jeffrey Roche. In its subsequent history, the Board has in- 
cluded only twelve other members. The term of service of 
each has been as follows: — 

Charles Francis Adams, July 14, 1892, to June, 1895. 
Philip- A. Chase, July 14, 1892, to May, 1896. 
WiUiam B. de las Casas, July 19, 1892, to Dec. 1, 1919. 
James Jeffrey Roche, July 14, 1893, to Dec. 4, 1893. 
Abraham L. Richards, July 21, 1893, to March, 1898. 
William L. Chase, March 5, 1894, to Oct. 7, 1895. 
Augustus Hemenway, June 24, 1895, to May, 1898. 
Edwin B. Haskell, Dec. 13, 1895, to March 24, 1907. 
Edwin U. Curtis, May 14, 1896, to Oct. 1, 1897; May 26, 1898, to Dec. 
24, 1918. 

Thomas L. Livermore, Oct. 6, 1897, to Januarys, 1899. 
Forrest C. Manchester, March 16, 1898, to January, 1899. 
Da\ad N. Skillings, Jan. 6, 1899, to Aug. 24, 1914. 
Ellerton P. Whitney, Feb. 6, 1899, to Dec. 1, 1919. 
Everett C. Benton, April 2, 1907, to Dec. 1, 1919. 
Charles J. Barton, Aug. 24, 1914, to May 7, 1919. 
Charles S. Baxter, Jan. 13, 1919, to Dec. 1, 1919. 
Arthur B. Curtis, May 7, 1919, to Dec. 1, 1919. 



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Mr. Adams was Chairman until June, 1895. Mr. de las 
Casas has been Chairman continuously since that date. The 
Secretaries to the Board have been Herbert S. Carruth, until 
Jan. 1, 1896; John Woodbury, until Jan. 15, 1911; and George 
Lyman Rogers from that date. The legal assistants have 
been : — 



Edgar J. Rich. 
John Woodbur5\ 
Frederick S. Goodwin. 
Geo. LjTuan Rogers. 
Louis A. Frothingham. 
PMlip S. Parker. 



Robert S. Barlow. 
Edward B. Adams. 
Stanley M. Bolster. 
Paul M. Hubbard. 
Woodbury Rand. 



Since 1896 these have been appointed by authority of the 
Attorney-General. The Chief Engineer was William T. Pierce 
until 1903, and John R. Rablin since that time. The purchas- 
ing agent of the Board is William H. Gowell, who, beginning 
as an office boy, became a clerk, and has been in charge of 
purchasing since April 1, 1906. Among the clerical assistants 
of the office, two clerks have served so long as to deserve men- 
tion: Miss Mary V. Habberley, from and including the time of 
the preliminary commission; and Miss Alice Edson, since Jan. 
25, 1895. The landscape architects advisory to the Board have 
been Charles Eliot, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and occasion- 
ally others for special work. The architects have been William 
Downes Austin for buildings generally, and Wheelwright, 
Haven & Hoyt and Haven & Hoyt for bridges. The general 
oversight of administration and outside work has been exer- 
cised through subcommittees of the Board, and the Secretary 
of the Board has been the Executive Officer, through whom all 
orders of the Board have been issued to the superintendents 
of the several divisions into which the reservations and park- 
ways and their administration have been divided. Since Jan. 
1, 1899, the Chairman of the Board has devoted all his time 
to the work, thus being able to maintain a direct contact with 
all departments of the work, both within the office and without. 
The outside divisions have been: Beaver Brook, Blue Hills, 
Stony Brook, Middlesex Fells, Revere Beach, Charles River — 
Speedway and Riverside Sections — and Nantasket Beach. 
Charles River Division, since the building of the dam, has been 



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divided into Charles River Upper Division and Charles River 
Lower Division. Beaver Brook has been added to Charles 
River Upper Division. Stony Brook has been added to Blue 
Hills Division. As acquirements and construction have in- 
creased, they have been assigned for care and administration 
to one or another of these several divisions. The superin- 
tendents of the divisions, as they now stand, are: Blue Hills 
Division, B. J. Costello; Middlesex Fells Division, Albert N. 
Habberley; Charles River Upper Division, John L. Oilman; 
Charles River Division, Lower Basin, Herbert W. West; Revere 
Beach Division, Herbert W. West; Nantasket Beach Division, 
Elmer E. Bickford. Beaver Brook was under Robert Elder, 
now retired, as superintendent, until Oct. 1, 1916. Stony Brook 
was under Charles P. Price until he became superintendent of 
Middlesex Fells, and under Albert N. Habberley until he was 
transferred to Charles River, Riverside Section, from which he 
was transferred to Middlesex Fells to succeed Mr. Price, re- 
signed. Charles River, including the Speedway, has been in 
charge of John L. Oilman since 1900. Revere Beach has been 
in charge of Herbert W\ West since its acquirement. May 1, 
1896. Middlesex Fells was in charge of Charles P. Price from 
July, 1896, to April, 1908, and since then in charge of Albert X. 
Habberley. Nantasket was in charge of John L. Oilman one 
season, of Moody Leighton until his death, June 4, 1910, and 
since then in charge of Elmer E. Bickford. Blue Hills was in 
charge of Frank Dings until his death, April 15, 1905, and since 
then in charge of B. J. Costello. 

The police, appointed from the civil service list by direct 
examination and selection of the entire Board, have been under 
a subcommittee of the Board. In recent years, Superintendent 
W^st has been acting superintendent of police. The super- 
intendents of the several reservations are appointed members 
of the police force with the rank of captain. The administra- 
tive work of the Board is carried on through a general office, 
which was located for a short time in the Ames Building at the 
corner of Court and Washington streets, and from September, 
1898, to January, 1917, at 14 Beacon Street in the Congrega- 
tional Building, and since that time at 18 Tremont Street in 
the Kimball Building. It includes the Department of Records, 



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Files and Plans, Miss Grace A. Soule, chief clerk, with three 
assistants; Law and Claims Department, at present without 
an attorney, Miss Alice Edson as clerk; the Purchasing De- 
partment, William H. Gowell and four clerks; the Accounting 
and Pay Roll Department, Miss Mary V. Habberley and five 
clerks; the Engineering Department, John R. Rablin, Chief 
Engineer, with one assistant engineer and other assistants and 
four clerks. The outside work is administered by the super- 
intendents with an average number of 240 foremen and other 
permanent employees, and such additional help temporarily 
employed from time to time as the work of the various seasons 
may require. The drawbridges, locks and dams are under 
supervision of the Engineering Department. The police force, 
consisting of 28 superior officers and 155 patrolmen at the 
present time, are assigned according to necessity to the several 
divisions under the superintendent in charge, and are trans- 
ferred from time to time in such way as to give them familiarity 
with all locations and branches of the work. In addition to 
their ordinary work, detachments have been sent by request of 
the Governor from time to time for police assistance in various 
cities and towns of the Commonwealth in time of special emer- 
gency, such as strikes. 

The legislation authorizing the establishment of the Metro- 
politan Parks required apportionment of their cost every five 
years by a special commission to be appointed by the Supreme 
Court, and repajTnent according to the table of percentages 
thus established by the cities and towns of the Metropolitan 
Parks District. The bonds of the Commonwealth issued in the 
first instance have been generally for periods of forty years. 
This legislation has been supplemented by chapter 288 of the 
Acts of 1894, which specifically authorized the acquirement and 
construction of parkways or boulevards and apportionment of 
their cost, one-half to the Metropolitan Parks District and one- 
half to the entire State. The acquirement and maintenance of 
Nantasket Beach was specifically authorized by chapter 464 
of the Acts of 1899 and its cost apportioned to the cities and 
towns of the District, with Cohasset added. Charles River 
dam and locks and embankment were specifically provided for 
by chapter 465 of the Acts of 1903, and their cost specifically 



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apportioned as therein provided. Wellington Bridge was ac- 
quired and rebuilt under an act apportioning its cost partly 
upon the District and partly upon the cities and towns which 
had maintained the previous bridge. Other bridges and con- 
struction work of importance have been occasionally delegated 
to this Board by specific legislation and the cost apportioned in 
a specific manner. These include Mattapan Bridge; Boylston 
Street Bridge, Newton Upper Falls; Weston Bridge; Anderson 
Memorial Bridge; North Beacon Street Bridge; and Neponset 
Bridge, for which the temporary bridge has been built and 
plans prepared for the permanent bridge, construction of which 
may begin next year. The funds appropriated for acquirement 
and construction have been made under the several acts above 
specified and occasional special acts. They now amount to 
$9,248,497.76 under the original park act, chapter 407 of the 
Acts of 1893; $7,293,914.16 under the parkway act, chapter 
288 of the Acts of 1894; $705,881.50 under the Nantasket 
Beach act, chapter 464 of the Acts of 1899; $4,509,368.91 under 
the Charles River Basin dam and embankment act, chapter 
465 of the Acts of 1903; a total of $21,757,662.33. Maintenance 
is provided for by annual appropriations taxed and paid each 
year imder provision of the several acts according to the table 
of percentages established by the Apportionment Commission. 

The acquirements thus far made for Metropolitan Parks 
aggregate 10,627 acres, of which 7,400 acres are in woodland, 
13.08 miles in seashore, 56.65 miles measured by both banks in 
river front, 45.42 miles in parkways and 59.55 miles of formal 
roadways, 54.07 miles of wood roads, and many more miles 
of wood paths have been constructed and are maintained. In- 
cluded with these acquirements, or since constructed and re- 
tained for administration and public convenience, are 220 
buildings of an aggregate cost or appraisal of over $1,250,000. 
These include three large public bath-houses, several small bath- 
houses, the hotel and incidental pavilions and small buildings 
at Nantasket, boat houses, comfort stations, the great group 
of recreation buildings at Riverside, Charles River, and several 
refectories. The street lights number 1,440, the sea walls about 
4 miles, the bridges 41, culverts 32, dams 8, locks, sluices and 
tide gates 82, and police signal lines of 62 miles. 



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[Jan. 



The work of the Board during the period of its existence has 
included many special reports, and determining the line, of ac- 
quirements, negotiations and making the acquirements, con- 
structing roads and structures, and protecting and assisting the 
public in the use of the reservations and parkways. It has at 
all times been a work requiring a wide range of study and con- 
sideration for, and contact with, public authorities of the State 
and of the several cities and towns of the District and with the 
public generally. It is believed that the organization of the 
work and of working forces has been adapted to the work in 
hand, that the work is now carried on in a high state of eflS- 
ciency and faithfulness, and that expenditures have been made 
carefully and without waste, and that the property now in the 
care of the Board and about to be transferred would greatly 
exceed, upon fair appraisal of present value, its original cost. 
The Metropolitan Park System is the largest and most varied 
system in this country, and from many points of view the most 
varied and immediately useful of any park system in the world. 

With this brief summary of its work, the Board takes oppor- 
tunity to express its sincere appreciation of the consideration 
and trust extended to it at all times by the authorities of the 
State and the several cities and towns of the District, and by 
the public generally, and of the faithfulness and sincere spirit 
of co-operation which has generally been manifested by its 
advisers and assistants and employees, all of which has done 
more than can be expressed to give to the work in which all 
have been deeply interested the measure of success which has 
been attained. 

The usual incidental reports and other information will ac- 
company this report. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

WILLIAM B. DE LAS CASAS, 
ELLERTON P. WHITNEY, 
EVERETT C. BENTON, 
CHAS. S. BAXTER, 
ARTHUR B. CURTIS, 

Metropolitan Park Commission. 

December, 1919. 



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1920.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



21 



REPORT OF THE ENGINEER. 



Hon. James A. Bailey, Commissioner, Metropolitan District Commission. 

Sir: — I submit herewith the report of the Engineer for the 
year ending Nov. 30, 1919, as follows: — 

As previously reported, several men left the Engineering De- 
partment to enter the service for the war or to accept employ- 
ment in war work. Of those who entered the service, seven in 
number, all except one have returned and been reinstated in 
their former positions. With these and some additional as- 
sistants, made necessary by the increased amount of work, the 
force has been restored to about normal. 

Chapter 175 of the General Acts of 1919 appropriated 
$250,000 for the purpose of completing the construction of 
boulevards and reservation roads already authorized by law. 
Under this act the following construction work was contracted 
for and begun; Mystic Valley Parkway Extension along the 
southerly shore of Lower Mystic Lake; West Roxbury Park- 
way; Nonantum Road Extension in Charles River Reservation, 
Newton; Furnace Brook Parkway Extension, Quincy; Win- 
throp Parkway Extension, shore protection; and the improve- 
ment of the South Border Road, Middlesex Fells Reservation. 
Other items of construction work in progress during the year 
have been the finishing of the fender piers of the temporary 
Neponset Bridge and relocation of main water and gas pipes 
on the temporary bridge and the continuation of the filling of 
Old Colony Parkway with ashes collected by the city of Boston 
contractor. 

The work of revising the plans for the permanent Neponset 
River Bridge, made necessary by changes in design and in 
width required, has been in progress, and it is expected to call 
for bids about the first of next year. The estimated cost of the 
new permanent bridge and approaches is 8-450,000. 

The extreme high tides and severe storm of Nov. G to 9, 1919, 



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METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



did considerable damage to the shore reservations, principally 
at Winthrop. The estimated cost to repair these damages is 
$17,895, and work has been commenced to make the most 
necessary repairs immediately, to prevent further damage dur- 
ing the winter months. 

The Engineering Department has continued in direct charge 
of the maintenance and operation of locks and drawbridges and 
has directed and supervised the maintenance and repairs of all 
bridges, highways and structures under the care and control of 
the Commission. 

The department has supervised and inspected the work done 
under 120 permits issued to cities, towns, corporations and in- 
dividuals for work in the parkways and reservations. 

Surveys for land plans and surveys, estimates and all pre- 
liminary investigations incidental to construction and mainte- 
nance have been made by this department. 

The cost of conducting the department has been as follows : — 

Engineerirg: — 
Construction : — 

Services, $11,627 43 

Expenses, 2,493 77 

$14,121 20 

Maintenance : — 

Services, $21,008 74 

Expenses, 3,889 10 

24,897 84 

Total, $39,019 04 

The following is a detailed list of the work done under the 
direction of the Engineering Department. 



Parkways. 

Alewife Brook Parkway. 
Plans of land in Somerville and Cambridge to be conveyed 
by the West End Street Railway Company to the Common- 
wealth. 

Resurfacing of portion of roadway transferred by city of 
Somerville to Metropolitan Park Commission, 4,926 square 
yards of bituminous macadam at a total cost of S7,709.96. 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCmiENT — No. 48. 



23 



Blue Hills Parkway. 
Construction of concrete surface on easterly walk from 
Mattapan Bridge to Eliot Street, 348 square yards at S2.61 
per square yard, $908.28. Work was done by Warren Brothers 
Company under the same terms as contract No. 220, dated 
Oct. 1, 1919. 

Resurfacing of roadways at Canton Avenue Circle and of 
portions of Canton Avenue under care of Metropolitan Park 
Commission, 3,693 square yards of bituminous macadam at 
$1.18 per square yard, $4,357.74. 

Dedham Parkway. 

Plans and estimates of cost to finish construction. 

Plans of land to be conveyed by Messrs. Tierney and Mullen 
to the Commonwealth to complete the Parkway through to 
East Dedham. 

Work of construction on easterly end at junction with Stony 
Brook Reservation is in progress by the forces of the division. 

Furnace Brook Parkway. 
Plans and estimates of cost of construction of section from 
Adams Street to Newport Avenue, Quincy. Work of construc- 
tion of this section was begun on Sept. 30, 1919, and is now in 
progress. Thirteen bids were received on Sept. 10, 1919, and 
contract No. 217, dated Sept. 15, 1919, was made with Cole- 
man Brothers, the lowest bidders, for the estimated sum of 
$33,398.75. 

Lynnway. 

Considerable repair work on Saugus River Bridge in cutting 
down and splicing decayed pile tops, and on floor of draw- 
bridge. Also rearrangement of operating machinery of draw- 
bridge. 

Concrete surfacing of easterly sidewalk from Point of Pines 
Station to halfway between Lancaster Avenue and Whitton 
Avenue, 483.8 square yards at $2.52 per square yard, $1,219.18. 
Work was done by Warren Brothers Company under contract 
No. 220, dated Oct. 1, 1919. 



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[Jan. 



Middlesex Fells Parkivay. 

Repair work on Wellington Bridge in cutting down and 
splicing decayed pile tops and painting of fences and steel 
work of drawbridge. 

Concrete surfacing of section of easterly or traffic road from 
northerly end to junction with Revere Beach Parkway. Work 
was done under contract No. 219, dated Oct. 1, 1919, with 
A. G. Tomasello, 1,412 square yards at S3. 50 per square yard, 
$4,942. 

Construction plans and estimates for retaining wall extension 
from bridge abutment to Somerville Bath-house. 

Mystic Valley Parkway. 

Construction plans and estimates for parkway extension 
around southerly end of Lower Mystic Lake from Medford 
Street to Mystic Street, Arlington. 

Work of grading and building temporary surfacing on this 
section has been done under contract No. 218, dated Aug. 15, 
1919, with A. G. Tomasello. Cost of the work was $10,876.01. 
Road opened to public travel on Nov. 13, 1919. 

The floor system of the Aberjona River Bridge, Winchester, 
has been entirely rebuilt. The steel work was done by the 
Boston Bridge Works and the wood work by the forces of the 
division. Total cost was 83,365.18. 

A section of the roadway southerly from Aberjona River 
Bridge, 1,500 feet in length, has been resurfaced with bitumi- 
nous macadam by the forces of the division, 6,000 square yards, 
at a total cost of $7,733.02. 

Old Colony Parkway, 

Preliminary estimates of cost of construction. 

Work of filling with ashes and rubbish by the Boston De- 
velopment and Sanitary Company under contracts Nos. 205 
and 210 has been in progress during the year; 21,721 cubic 
yards have been put in place at a cost of 9 cents per cubic 
yard, and 69,334.39 cubic yards at a cost of 15 cents per cubic 
yard. 

Work of revising plans, specifications and estimates for the 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



25 



proposed permanent Neponset Bridge to conform to change in 
width and design has been in progress. 

Work of constructing fender piers of temporary bridge, com- 
pletion of water and gas pipe siphon and removal of old bridge 
has been completed. 

Pilgrim Highway. 
Studies, estimates and report for proposed Pilgrim Highway 
through Quincy have been made in co-operation with the En- 
gineer of the Massachusetts Highway Commission. 

Revere Beach Parkway. 

Work of painting steel bridges done under contract with 
Charles MacMasters. 

Work of repairs to Maiden River Bridge in cutting off and 
splicing decayed pile tops and painting steel work. 

Work of changing grades and resurfacing section at junction 
with Everett Avenue, Everett, done by the forces of the divi- 
sion. 

Concrete walks have been built in several sections of the 
Parkway by the forces of the division; 3,816.21 square yards 
have been laid at a total cost of $8,689.40. 

West Roxbury Parkway. 
Construction plans, specifications and estimates of the Park- 
way from Washington Street to Center Street, including bridge 
over New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, have been 
prepared. 

Work of construction of section from Washington Street to 
Belgrade Avenue was begun Sept. 5, 1919, and is now in 
progress. Eight bids were received on Aug. 27, 1919, and con- 
tract No. 215, dated Sept. 3, 1919, was made with Rowe Con- 
tracting Company, the lowest bidders, for the estimated sum of 
$40,201. 

Winthrop Parkway. 
Construction plans, specifications and estimates for shore 
protection and filling, Winthrop Parkway Extension to Endicott 
Street, Revere. 

Work of construction of concrete sea wall for shore protec- 
tion was begun Sept. 16, 1919, and is now in progress. Nine 



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[Jan. 



bids were received on Sept. 10, 1919, and contract No. 216 was 
made with Coleman Brothers, the lowest bidders, for the 
estimated sum of $52,950. 

Reservations. 
Bunker Hill Monument. 
Surveys, plans, studies and estimates of cost for work of 
restoring to proper and sightly condition the monument and 
surrounding park area have been made in co-operation with the 
Landscape Architect. 

Charles River Reservation, Lower BaMn Section. 

Wooden temporary bridge over Bullard's Creek on the 
southerly side of Charles River near Western Avenue has been 
built. Work was done by Hugh Nawn Contracting Company 
at a total cost of $6,936.32. 

Preliminary estimates of cost of construction of roads along 
the southerly bank of the river from North Harvard Street to 
Essex Street have been made. 

Soundings and estimates of amount of shoaling in Lechmere 
and Broad Canals have been made. 

Charles River Reservation, Upper Division. 

Construction plans and estimates for changes and repairs to 
swimming pool and for new pump house at Riverside Recrea- 
tion Grounds. Work on pool done by the forces of the division. 
Pump house was built by Archdeacon & Sullivan. Circulation 
pump and pipes for swimming pool have been installed and 
drainage pumps moved to location in new house. Work of in- 
stalling motors, electric power lines and equipment is in progress. 

Construction plans, specifications and estimates for building 
Nonantum Road Extension to Maple Street, Newton. Work 
of construction is now in progress. Seven bids were received on 
Aug. 20, 1919, and contract No. 214, dated Aug. 28, 1919, was 
made with A. G. Tomasello, the lowest bidder, for the esti- 
mated sum of $40,904. 

Section of road through United States Arsenal grounds, 
closed during war, has been repaired and opened to public 
travel. 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCTOIENT — No. 48. 



27 



Plan of exchange of land with ^tna Mills. 

Plans of land to be conveyed to city of Newton for bath- 
house purposes. 

Plans of lands to be exchanged by United States War De- 
partment and Commonwealth near the United States Arsenal. 

Lynn Shore Reservation. 

Repairs have been made to Lynn Shore sea wall. Work was 
done by Coleman Brothers; cost, S4,765.66. 

Construction of concrete surface on sections of westerly side- 
walk from Nahant Street to Deer Cove, 748 square yards, at 
$2.61 per square yard, $1,952.28. Work was done by Warren 
Brothers Company under contract No. 220, dated Oct. 1, 1919. 

Middlesex Fells Reservation. 
Estimates of cost of widening and improving South Border 
Road. 

Plans and estimates for Wright Memorial Outlook on Pine 
Hill. 

Resurfacing of a section of Woodland Road with bituminous 
macadam. Work was done by the forces of the division. 
Plans of land to be conveyed to town of Winchester. 

Nantasket Beach Reservation. 
Plans and estimates of extensions of sea walls. 
Sewers have been laid through the section along the pavilion 
and hotel. 

Concrete and brick wall has been built along the automobile 
parking space southerly from the hotel. 

Work of building new^ store buildings to replace old shanties 
at corner of Nantasket Avenue and steamboat landing is in 
progress. 

Revere Beach Reservation. 
Construction plans and estimates for concrete shore pro- 
tection from Shirley Avenue to Chester Avenue. 
Construction plans of enclosed shelters and for park seats. 



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[Jan. 



Winthrop Shore Reservation. 
Work of repairs of damage to sea walls, sidewalks, roadways 
and fences by storm and extreme high tides of Nov. 6 to 9, 
1919, is in progress. Work is being done by Coleman Brothers. 

Drawbridges and Locks. 

Charles River Dam. — The usual work necessary for the care, 
maintenance and operation of the locks, sluices and draw- 
bridge at Charles River Dam has been done under the direction 
and supervision of this department. 

Only two bids could be obtained for breaking ice in the 
channels and canals of the Basin during the winter season of 
1918-19. Each was estimated to amount to about S30,000. A 
boat suitable for the purpose was found which could be pur- 
chased for the sum of S10,500. The cost of repairs and opera- 
tion for the winter season was $6,177.36; total cost, $16,677.36. 
This shows an actual saving, from the amounts of the only bids 
possible to obtain, of about $13,322.64. 

Repairs have been made to Wellington, Saugus River and 
Maiden River Bridges as noted under "Parkways," and the 
work of maintenance and operation of these and the tempo- 
rary Neponset River Bridge and Cradock Lock have been under 
the direction and supervision of this department. 

The following is a record of the traffic through the locks and 
drawbridges during the year : — 

Charles Rr-er Da^i and Locks. 
Main Lock. 



Number of openings, 2,455 

Number of vessels, 2,313 

Number of boats, 1,415 

Lumber (feet B. M.), 1,379,000 

Sand (tons), 109,212 

Granite (tons), 1,915 

Coal (tons), 193,047 

Gravel (tons), 62,370 

Oil (barrels), 237,800 

Stone, rubble (tons), 4,875 

Piles, 2,325 

Miscellaneous (tons), 1,300 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCOIEXT — No. 48. 29 

Small Boat Lock. 

Number of openings, 1.083 

Number of boats, 1,523 

There were 1,736 drawbrid^ openings. 

Wellin-gtox Bp.roGE. 

Number of openings, 158 

Number of vessels, 252 

Maldex River Bridge. 

Number of openings, 371 

Number of vessels, 692 

Saugus Rr-er Bridge. 

Number of openings, 218 

Number of vessels, 317 

Cradock Lock. 

Number of openings, 7-54 

Number of boats, 973 

Number of boats over rollway, S7 

Temporary Nepoxset Bridge. 

Number of openings, 270 

Number of vessels, 393 

Number of boats, 61 



General. 

The work of surfacing sidewalks in the various divisions with 
concrete has been extended as far as funds would permit and a 
much needed improvement has resulted. This work should be 
continued. 

The Welsbach Street Lighting Company of America, whose 
contract for lighting the parkways and reservations by naphtha 
and gas lamps expired Dec. 1, 1919, has given notice that on 
account of the increased cost of labor and materials it does not 
wish to renew the contract for the naphtha lamps. 

For the past three years the advisability of replacing the 
naphtha lamps with an electric lighting system has been in- 
vestigated from time to time by this department and reported 
to and considered by the Commission. On Account of the Com- 
mission's lack of authority to make long-term contracts at first, 



30 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 



and later on account of war conditions, no satisfactory arrange- 
ments could be made with the electric companies. 

If the lighting of the parkways and reservations is to be con- 
tinued, it now becomes necessary to install some other system 
to replace the naphtha lamps, and further investigations of this 
matter are now in progress. 

The following tables are appended to this report: — 

Table 1. — Data relating to Metropolitan Park System. 
Table 2. — Summary of cost of road repairs and maintenance. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Dec. 1, 1919. 



JOHN R. RABLIN, 

Director of Park Engineering. 



1920.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



31 



Table 1. — Data relating to Metropolitan Park System. 

Areas of Reservations and Parkways. 

Reservations : — Acres. 

BlueHiUs, 4,906.43 

Bunker Hill, 6.05 

Middlesex Fells, 1 ,845 . 77 

Stony Brook, 463.72 

Beaver Brook, 58.33 

Hart's Hill, 22.97 

Hemlock Gorge, 23.06 

Charles River, 711.28 

Mystic River, 54.23 

Neponset River, 922 . 59 

King's Beach and Lyim Shore, . . 22 . 69 

Revere Beach, 64 . 99 

Winthrop Shore, 16.83 

Quincy Shore, 32.91 

Kantasket Beach, 25 . 59 

Total, 9,177.44 

Parkways : — 

Hammond Pond, 183 . 69 

Blue Hills, 83.58 

Old Colony, 55.20 

Woburn, 23.24 

Middlesex Fells, 82.12 

Revere Beach, 126.89 

Mystic Valley, 337.89 

Neponset River, 74.11 

Fresh Pond, 12.40 

LynnFeUs, . 7.72 

Furnace Brook, 101 . 25 

Nahant Beach, 81.98 

Lynn way, 5.15 

Winthrop, 8.04 

Dedham, 35.87 

Alewife Brook, 144.53 

West Roxbury, 72.37 

Quannapowitt, 13.47 

Total, 1,449.50 



Grand total, reservations and parkways, .... 10,626 . 94 



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[Jan. 



Lengths of Formal Roads constructed. 



Reservations : - 
Charles River, 
Lynn Shore, . 
Quincy Shore, . 
Revere Beach, 
Stony Brook, . 
Winthrop Shore, 

Parkways: — 
Alewife Brook, 
Blue Hills, 
Fresh Pond, . 
Furnace Brook, 
Lynn Fells, 
Lynnway, 
Middlesex Fells, 
Mystic Valley, 
Nahant Beach, 
Neponset River, 
Revere Beach, 
Winthrop, 
Woburn, . 



Double 
Roadways 
(Miles) . 



Single 
Roadways 
(Miles). 

4.87 
.96 
2.24 
2.70 
2.34 
1.07 



Total 
(Miles). 



14.18 



1.46 



4.10 



1.45 



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* Equivalent in miles of single roadway, 14. 02 

Highways transferred by or taken from cities and 

towns : — Miles. 

Alewife Brook Parkway, .44 

Blue Hills Reservation, 1 . 23 

Middlesex Fells Reservation, 6 . 63 

Nantasket Beach Reservation, .71 

9.01 



Grand total, 59.56 

All above roads open to automobile traffic. 

Lengths of Carriage Roads in Reservations. Miles. 

Blue Hills Reservation, 30 . 93 

Middlesex Fells Reservation, 17.85 

Stony Brook Reservation, 1-60 

Beaver Brook Reservation, 22 

Charles River Reservation, 3. 70 

Total, 54.30 

Of the above roads 10.19 miles are open to automobile traffic. 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 33 

Lights in Parkways and Reservations. Lights. 

Alewife Brook Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 16 

Alewife Brook Parkway (arc lights), 7 

Blue Hills Parkway (Welsbach gas), 80 

Charles River Reservation, Upper Division, along the Speedway, 
Arsenal Road and North Beacon Street to Watertown (Wels- 
bach naphtha), i 69 

Charles River Reservation, Upper Division, along Nonantum Road 

(Welsbach gas), 19 

Charles River Reservation, Boston Embankment (electric), . . 106 

Charles River Reservation, Lower Basin, Dam and Lock (electric), 15 

Fresh Pond Parkway (electric), 15 

Furnace Brook Parkway (Welsbach gas), 86 

Lynn Fells Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 33 

Lynn Shore Reservation (electric), 28 

Lynnway (electric), 17 

Middlesex Fells Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), .... 261 

Middlesex Fells Reservation (Welsbach naphtha), . . . 41 

Middlesex Fells Reservation (electric), 48 

Mystic Valley Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 160 

Nahant Beach Parkway (electric), 27 

Nantasket Beach Reservation (electric), V 24 

Old Colony Parkway (arc), 3 

Quincy Shore Reservation (Welsbach gas), 78 

Quincy Shore Reservation (electric), 2 

Revere Beach Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 169 

Revere Beach Parkway (electric), 1 

Revere Beach Parkway (arc), 2 

Revere Beach Reservation (Welsbach naphtha), .... 2 

Revere Beach Reservation (Welsbach gas), 53 

Revere Beach Reservation (electric), ^36 

Winthrop Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 11 

Winthrop Shore Reservation (electric), 7 

Woburn Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), 31 



Total, 1,427 



1 Three electric lights in yard at administration building. 

2 Five additional lights in summer. 

3 Twenty additional lights in summer. 

* Three additional lights in summer south of bath-house, near wall. 

* Three hundred and ninety-five additional lights in summer. 



34 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Miles of Seashore. Miles. 

Lynn Shore, 1 . 50 

Nahant Beach, 3.92 

Revere Beach, 2.74 

Winthrop Shore, 1.71 

Nantasket Beach, 1 . 02 

Quincy Shore, 2.19 



Total, 13.08 

Lengths of Sea Walls. Miles. 

Lynn Shore, 1 . 30 

Revere Beach at Northern Circle, 08 

Revere Beach at EHot Circle, 15 

Revere Beach, shore protection, bath-house shelter to Revere 

Street shelter, 29 

Revere Beach, shore protection, south of Northern Circle, . .28 

Winthrop Shore, bridge to Great Head, 1.04 

Winthrop Shore, bridge to Grover's Cliff, 23 

Quincy Shore Reservation, southerly end, 15 

Nantasket Beach Reservation, .43 

Winthrop Parkway, near Leverett Avenue, Revere, . . . .05 



Total, 4.00 

Miles of River Bank. Miles. 

Charles River, 28.13 

Mystic River, 8.16 

Neponset River, 15.86 

Ale wife Brook, 4.50 



Total, 56.65 

Bridges. 

Reinforced concrete bridges, 11 

Steel bridges, 8 

Wooden bridges, ^ 5 

Drawbridges, 6 

Footbridges, 12 



Total, 42 

Culverts. 

Reinforced concrete and other masonry culverts, .... 35 



One-half of Wellington Bridge rebuilt with concrete girders. 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



35 



Dams. 

Beaver Brook Reservation, small wooden dams, .... 

Charles River Reservation, Charles River Basin Tidal Dam, 
1,200 feet in length, 

Charles River Reservation, small stone dam in branch below 
Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, 

Charles River Reservation, reinforced concrete dam at Washing- 
ton Street, Ne\\i;on Lower Falls, 200 feet in length, . 

Hemlock Gorge Reservation, smaU reinforced concrete dam on 
East Branch of river, Newton Upper Falls, 

Hemlock Gorge Reservation, reinforced concrete dam in Charles 
River at Boylston Street, Newton Upper Falls, 90 feet in 
length, 

Mystic River Reservation, reinforced concrete tidal dam at 
Cradock Bridge, 100 feet in length; weirs, 400 feet in length, 



Total, 8 

Lock-gates, Sluice-gates and Tide-gates. 
Charles River Reservation, Charles River Basin Tidal Dam, 6 lock-gates, 

13 sluice-gates, 43 tide-gates. 
Mystic River Reservation, Cradock Bridge Tidal Dam, 2 lock-gates, 

4 sluice-gates, 8 tide-gates. 
Quincy Shore Reservation, 8 tide-gates. 
Revere Beach Parkway, 1 tide-gate. 

Police Signal System. Miles. 

Blue Hills Division, 30^ 

Middlesex Fells Division, 18| 

Nantasket Beach Di\dsion, 2^ 

Charles River Reservation, . . 10 

Fresh Pond Parkway, ^ 



Total, 61f 

Revere Beach Division PoHce Signal System, serving 11 miles of park- 
ways and reservations, and Middlesex Fells Division, serving 1| miles 
of parkway, on wires leased from the New England Telephone and Tele- 
graph Company. Two miles of wire in Blue Hills Reservation leased from 
the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. 



36 



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Substations, 

Separate work, headquarters. 

Stables 

Superintendents' houses. 

Garages 

Other shops, 

Sheds 

Miscellaneous 

Shelters 

Refectories, 

Hotel 

Sanitaries 

Boathouses 

Bath-houses, 

Laundries, 

Coal bin 



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PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



39 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Loan Appropriations. 

The appropriations heretofore made in the form of loans, 
Avith accretions thereto, are as follows: — 



Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. 

Original appropriation, chapter 407, Acts of 1893, . . $1,000,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 483, Acts of 1894, . . 500,000 00 

Charles River Act, chapter 509, Acts of 1894, . . . 300,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 305, Acts of 1895, . . 500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 466, Acts of 1896, . . 1,000,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 464, Acts of 1897, . . 500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 530, Acts of 1898, . . 1,000,000 00 

Revere Beach Bath-house Act, chapter 142, Acts of 1899, . 125,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 406, Acts of 1899, . . 300,000 00 

Charles River Improvement Act, chapter 465, Acts of 1900, 50,000 00 

Fuller's Whajf Act, chapter 467, Acts of 1900, . . . 30,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 445, Acts of 1901, . . 450,000 00 

Mystic River Bridge Act, chapter 492, Acts of 1901, . . 200,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 290, Acts of 1903, . . 125,000 00 

Newton Upper Falls Bridge Act, chapter 391, Acts of 1903, 40,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 429, Acts of 1903, . . 1,500,000 00 

Nahant Beach Bath-house Act, chapter 326, Acts of 1904, 70,000 00 
Reimbursing loan for moth expense, chapter 486, Acts of 

1906, 50,000 00 

Purification of Mystic River, Alewife Brook and adjacent 

water-courses, ponds and drainage areas, chapter 529, 

Acts of 1906, 100,000 00 

Additional appropriation for purification of Mystic River, 

etc., chapter 529, Acts of 1907, 25,000 00 

Mystic River and Winthrop Shore Act, chapter 652, Acts 

of 1908, 70,000 00 

Charles River Land Act, chapter 628, Acts of 1910, and 

chapter 439, Acts of 1911, 99,554 95 



40 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Alewife Brook Purification Act, chapter 458, Acts of 1911, S15,000 00 
Work for unemployed, chapter 4, General Acts of 1915, 50,000 00 

Weston Bridge Act, chapter 368, Special Acts of 1915, 50,000 00 



88,149,554 95 

To provide for interest and sinking fund requirements to 

1900, chapter 311, Acts of 1897, 900,000 00 



Total amount of loans, S9,049,554 95 

Amounts received from sales of buildings, receipts from 

bath-houses, fines, etc., 198,942 81 



Total, S9,248,497 76 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series IL 

Original boulevard, chapter 288, Acts of 1894, $500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 472, Acts of 1896, 500.000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 521, Acts of 1897, . 1,000,000 00 

Saugus Bridge Act, chapter 547, Acts of 1898, 100,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 428, Acts of 1899, 500,000 00 

Mattapan Bridge Act, chapter 443, Acts of 1900, 75,000 00 

Winchester Act, chapter 444, Acts of 1900, .... 50,000 00 

Revere Beach Parkway Act, chapter 445, Acts of 1900, 200,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 172, Acts of 1902, 450,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 359, Acts of 1903, 110,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 419, Acts of 1903, 1,500,000 00 
Alewife Brook and Fresh Pond Parkway Act, chapter 651, 

Acts of 1908, 50,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 699, Acts of 1912, 1,000,000 00 

Wellington Bridge Act, chapter 794, Acts of 1914, 115,000 00 

Work for unemployed, chapter 5, Special Acts of 1915, 50,000 00 
Alewife Brook Parkway construction, chapter 243, General 

Acts of 1915, 35,000 00 

Neponset Bridge Act, chapter 300, General Acts of 1915, . 350,000 00 

Wellington Bridge Act, chapter 178, General Acts of 1916, 11,000 00 
Improvement of lands in Arhngton, chapter 186, General 

Acts of 1916, 20,000 00 

Parkway connecting Blue Hills Reservation and Granite 

Street, Braintree, chapter 235, General Acts of 1916, 10,000 00 
Construction of Dedham Parkwaj', chapter 237, General 

Acts of 1916, 10,000 00 

Additional appropriation for Neponset Bridge construction, 

chapter 220, General Acts of 1917, 100,000 00 

Settlement of claims for land. Furnace Brook Parkwaj', 

chapter 316, General Acts of 1917, 8,000 00 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCOJEXT — Xo. 48. 41 

Completion of boulevards and roadways, chapter 175, 

General Acts of 1919, S250,000 00 

Additional appropriation for Neponset Bridge construction, 

chapter 238, General Acts of 1919, 170,000 00 



87,164,000 00 

To provide for interest and sinking fund requirements to 

1900, chapter 311, Acts of 1917, 100,000 00 



Total amount of loans, $7,264,000 00 

Receipts from sales, etc., 36,123 82 



Total, 87,300,123 82 

Xantasket Beach Loan. 
Appropriation, chapter 464, Acts of 1899, .... $600,000 00 
Appropriation, chapter 456, Acts of 1901, .... 100,000 00 



Total amount of loans, §700,000 00 

Receipts from rents, etc., 5,881 50 



Total, $705,881 50 

Charles River Basin Loan. 

Bonds issued for 1904, $250,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1905, 400.000 00 

Bonds issued for 1906, 600,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1907, 1,150,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1908, 400,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1909, 850,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1910, 475,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1911, ........ 300,000 00 

Appropriation, chapter 539, Acts of 1913, .... 40,000 00 

Driveway, Brooks Street to Charlesbank Road, chapter 

188, General Acts of 1915, 35,000 00 



Total amount of bonds, $4,500,000 00 

Receipts added to loan, 9,368 91 



Total, ^,509,368 91 



Expenditures from Loans. 
The following tables show the total amount expended in each 
of the foregoing loans, the total cost of each reservation and 
parkway to Dec. 1, 1919, and the amount charged by the 



42 



]\JETROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Auditor's department to meet the sinking fund and interest 
requirements previous to Jan. 1, 1900. The item of "Miscel- 
laneous" in these tables includes cost of construction of roads, 
buildings and of all other work of construction, and all other 
charges against these loans except those for land, general ex- 
penses, sinking fund and cost of maintenance required by law 
to be charged to loans up to 1897. The total charges for main- 
tenance to 1897, general expenses and sinking fund are given 
separately at the end of the tables. The amounts expended 
from these loans for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30, 1919, are 
stated in tables on pages 49 to 51. The total amounts charged 
to those loans are as follows: — 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Funt). 

Land, S5,392,798 66 

Miscellaneous, including construction of roads, buildings, 

etc., 3,394,831 79 

General expense, 163,371 12 

Maintenance to Jan. 1, 1897, sinking fund assessments to 

Jan. 1, 1900, and interest, 290,326 56 

Transfer to Serial Bond Loan, 3,601 10 

$9,244,929 23 

Metropolitan P.ajrks Loan Fund, Series XL 

Land, S2,272,903 39 

Miscellaneous, including construction of roads, buildings, 

etc., 3,999,118 09 

General expense, 107,090 19 

Sinking fund assessments to Jan. 1, 1900, and one-half 

interest, 59,195 89 

§6,438,307 56 

Xantasket Beach Lo.^:\\ 

Land, S603,329 57 

^liscellaneous, including construction of buildings, etc., . 102,551 93 

S705,881 50 

Expenditures to Dec. 1, 1919. 
Metropolitan P.uiks Loan Funt). 
Blue Hills Reservation : — 

Land, $363,357 29 

Miscellaneous, 307,058 66 

8670,415 95 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 43 

Middlesex Fells Reservation : — 

Land, $691,162 69 

Miscellaneous, 294,557 47 

§985,720 16 

Revere Beach Reservation: — 

Land, SI, 162,947 67 

Miscellaneous, 800,999 04 

1,963,946 71 

Stony Brook Reservation: — 

Land, $281,243 87 

Miscellaneous, 76,810 67 



Beaver Brook Reservation: — 

Land, S29,819 29 

Miscellaneous, 24,437 35 



Hemlock Gorge Reservation : — 

Land, $53,254 00 

Miscellaneous, 15,543 94 



358,054 54 



54,256 64 



5,797 94 



Charles River Reservation : — 

Land, $1,569,391 51 

Miscellaneous, 340,471 43 

1,909,862 94 

Neponset River Reservation : — 



Land, $233,473 04 

Miscellaneous, 46,418 97 



Mystic River Reservation : — 

Land, $242,883 21 

Miscellaneous, . . . . . . 380,815 51 



Lynn Shore Reservation : — 

Land, $361,199 29 

MisceUaneous, 243,580 01 



Quincy Shore Reservation : — 

Land, 873,726 26 

Miscellaneous, 198,160 63 



Winthrop Shore Reservation : — 

Land, $51,067 32 

Miscellaneous, 170,560 99 



279,892 01 



623,698 72 



604,779 30 



271,886 89 



221,628 31 



44 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Hart's Hill Reservation : — 

Land, $10,000 00 

Miscellaneous, 202 35 

King's Beach Reservation : — 

Land, S24,297 21 

Miscellaneous, 1,551 63 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 

Land, $244,976 01 

Miscellaneous, 8,313 67 

Wellington Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, $185,317 42 

Nahant Beach Bath-house : — 

Miscellaneous, $67,794 58 

Boylston Street Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, $45,838 57 

Alewife Brook Purification: — 

Miscellaneous, $136,398 90 



$10,202 35 



25,848 84 



253,289 68 



185,317 42 



67,794 58 



45,838 57 



136,398 90 



Weston Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, $50,000 00 

50,000 00 

General expense, 163,371 12 



$8,951,001 57 

Sinking fund requirements to 1896, . $18,980 18 

Care and maintenance to July 1, 1896, . . 85,813 46 
Care and maintenance, July 1, 1896, to Jan. 

1, 1897, 19,604 06 

Sinking fund assessment for 1897, . 63,630 70 

Sinking fund assessment for 1898, . . . 9,755 55 

Sinking fund assessment for 1899, . . 64,224 00 

Interest, 28,318 61 

Transfer to Serial Bond Loan (unexpended 
balance Alewife Brook purification appro- 
priation), 3,601 10 

293,927 66 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1919, $9,244,929 23 

Balance Dec. 1, 1919, 3,568 53 



$9,248,497 76 



1920.] 



PUBLIC DOCmiENT — No. 48. 



45 



Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II. 
Blue Hills Parkway: — 

Land, S133,o05 02 

Miscellaneous, 269,513 47 



Middlesex Fells Parkway : — 

Land, S263,687 60 

Miscellaneous, 613,667 39 



Mystic Valley Parkway : — 

Land, $203,990 91 

Miscellaneous, 425,422 56 



Revere Beach Parkway: — 

Land, S537,445 51 

Miscellaneous, 869,565 65 



Neponset River Parkway : — 

Land, S83,941 75 

Miscellaneous, 36,100 54 



Fresh Pond Parkway: — 

Land, S44,086 25 

Miscellaneous, 31,635 58 



Furnace Brook Parkway : — 

Land, S173,897 77 

Miscellaneous, 240,785 45 



Nahant Beach Parkway : — 

Land, $80,940 78 

Miscellaneous, 76,014 13 



Lynn Fells Parkway: — 

Land, S40,468 46 

Miscellaneous, 126,373 84 



Winthrop Parkway : — 

Land, $132,915 73 

Miscellaneous, 71,830 38 



Alewife Brook Parkway: — 

Land, $144,497 74 

Miscellaneous, 45,705 13 



$403,018 49 



877,354 99 



629,413 47 



1,407,011 16 



120,042 29 



75,721 83 



414,683 22 



156,954 91 



166,842 30 



204.746 11 



190,202 87 



46 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Charles River Speedway : — 

Miscellaneous, $521,348 66 

$521,348 66 

Blue Hills roads : — 

Miscellaneous, $8,742 06 

8,742 06 

Middlesex Fells roads : — 

Miscellaneous, $64,863 53 

64,863 53 

Stony Brook roads : — 

Miscellaneous, $37,183 45 

37,183 45 

Lynnway: — 

Land, $20,500 00 

MisceUaneous, 124,368 29 

144,868 29 

Spy Pond Parkway : — 

Miscellaneous, $89 04 

89 04 

Old Colony Parkway: — 

Land, $296,949 26 

Miscellaneous, 70,996 52 

367,945 78 

Woburn Parkway : — 

Land, $3,958 75 

Miscellaneous, ...... 52,038 32 

55,997 07 

Dedham Parkway : — 

Land, $10,527 01 

Miscellaneous, 22,692 47 

33,219 48 

Hammond Pond Parkway: — 

Land, $94,965 85 

Miscellaneous, 5,061 45 

100,027 30 

Quannapowitt Parkway: — 

Land, $6,625 00 

Miscellaneous, 1,831 82 

8,456 82 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 

Miscellaneous, $4,784 93 

4,784 93 



1920.1 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



47 



Vose's Grove: — 
Miscellaneous, 



$980 08 



Wellington Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, . . . . . . $120,796 40 



Neponset Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, $150,109 57 



Arlington Parkwa^^: — 

Miscellaneous, $4,035 12 



Nonantum Road : — 

Miscellaneous, $1,192 41 



$980 08 
120,796 40 
150,109 57 
4,035 12 
1,192 41 



West Street, Braintree: — 

Miscellaneous, $1,389 85 



General expense. 



1,389 85 
107,090 19 

$6,379,111 67 



Sinldng fund requirements for 1896, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1897, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1898, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1899, 
One-half interest, .... 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1919, 
Balance Dec. 1, 1919, 



$3,650 03 

14,057 10 

3,765 08 

15,396 00 

22,327 68 



59,195 89 

$6,438,307 56 
861,816 26 

$7,300,123 82 



Nantasket Beach Loan. 

Land, $603,329 57 

Miscellaneous, 102,551 93 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1919, 



$705,881 50 



48 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Charles River Basin Loan. 
Expended from beginning of work to Dec. 1, 1919, . . $4,472,747 22 

The above amount has been distributed as follows : — 



Administration, $108,110 16 

Dam, 1,118,772 60 

Lock, 724,142 64 

Temporary bridge and approaches, . . 184,895 36 

Drawbridge, 100,371 06 

Highway, 55,557 85 

Dredging, pile-driving and protection work 

in Basin, 179,881 35 

Broad Canal, 117,251 64 

Lechmere Canal, 53,388 87 

Boston Embankment, 895,213 92 

Boston Marginal Conduit, .... 635,511 96 

Cambridge Marginal Conduit, . . . 99,472 48 

Ehnination of malarial mosquitoes, . . 1,173 68 

Landing piers, 7,667 99 

Float anchorage, 23 90 

Police signal system, 9,847 56 

Improvement of south bank and driveway, . 31,506 09 

Service sheds, 19,198 95 

Mortuary, 1,560 66 

Otter Street widening, 34,762 82 

Landing near Faneuil Station, . . 1,057 83 
Alterations and improvements in stable and 

stable yard, 2,052 15 

Shelters, 2,615 19 

Rent of land, 2 00 

Maintenance, 88,708 51 

$4,472,747 22 

Metropolitan Parks Trust Fund. 

Receipts, $40,168 23 

Expenditures, 38,084 25 



Balance Dec. 1, 1919, $2,083 98 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



49 



Detailed Statement. 

Expenditures, Dec. 1, 1918, to Bee. 1, 1919. 
Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund $9,049,554 95 

Receipts added to loan before June 1, 1901, 198,942 81 

$9,248,497 76 

Expenditures to Dec. 1, 1919, 9,244,929 13 

Balance $3,568 63 



Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II. 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II, $7,264,000 00 

Receipts from sales, etc., 36,123 82 



EXPEXDITURES. 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 
Construction: — 

Contract, A. G. Tomasello $1,041 25 

Engineering: — 

Services, $539 06 

Expenses, 2 24 

541 30 



Furnace Brook Parkway: — 
Engineering: — 

Services $633 06 

Expenses 40 



$633 46 

Advertising and printing contract, .... 267 40 



Winthrop Parkway: — 
Construction: — 

Contract, Coleman Brothers $15,988 50 

Engineering: — 

Services $989 82 

Expenses, 42 13 

1,031 95 



Legal, 65 00 

Advertising and printing contract, .... 221 55 



Middlesex Fells Roads: — 
Construction: — 

Labor and material $3,379 85 



Old Colony Parkway : — 

Land, ■ '. . . $14,358 73 

Filling material 10,046 98 

Engineering: — 

Services $2,079 04 

Expenses 380 87 

2,459 91 

Legal 3.732 65 

Claims 2.830 00 



$7,300,123 82 



$1,582 55 



900 86 



17,307 00 



3,379 85 



33,428 27 



Amounts carried forward. 



$56,598 53 $7,300,123 82 



50 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward $56,598 53 $7,300,123 82 

Dedham Parkway: — 
Engineering: — 

Services, $85 05 

$85 05 

Claims 55 00 

140 05 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 
Construction: — 

Contract, Rowe Contracting Company, . . $3,247 00 

Engineering: — 

Services $1,057 19 

Expenses, 33 35 

1,090 S4 

Advertising and printing contract 247 97 

4,585 51 

Neponset Bridge: — 
Construction: — 
Contracts: — 

Hugh Nawn Con- 
tracting Company, $9,051 19 
Bay State Dredging 

Company, . 4,833 26 

WiUiam L. Miller 

Company, . 2,697 00 

$16,581 45 

Labor and materials 22,164 47 

Siphon 3,718 57 

$42,464 49 

Engineering: — 

Ser\nces, $2,767 28 

Expenses, 497 31 

3,264 59 

Drawtenders 8,245 86 

Rental of land 500 00 

Advertising 333 75 

Lighting 218 75 

Shifting lamp pole, 53 41 

55,080 85 

Nonantimi Road: — 
Engineering: — 

Services $913 04 

Expenses 27 05 

$940 09 

Advertising and printing contract 252 32 

1,192 41 

$117,597 35 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1918, 6,320,710 21 

6.438.307 56 

Balance $861,816 26 



North Beacon Street BRn)GE Loan. 

Chapter 780, Acts of 1914. $175,000 00 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1918 174.853 50 



Balance. 



$146 50 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 48. 51 



Charles River Basix Loan. 

Total amount of loan $4,500,000 00 

Receipts added to loan 9,368 91 

$4,509,368 91 

Expenditures. 

Administration $50 00 

Shelters 943 19 

Rent of land, 1 00 

$994 19 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1918 4.471,753 03 

4,472,747 22 

Balance, $36,621 69 



Metropolitan Parks System Maintenance. 

Appropriation Dec. 1, 1918, to Dec. 1, 1919 $596,000 00 



ExPEXDITtJRES. 

General expense: — 
Police: — 

Payrolls $157,833 54 

Miscellaneous, 21,071 53 

$178,905 07 

Salaries: — 

Commissioners, $3,450 00 

General office 11,298 66 

Engineering department, . 11,141 29 

— 25,889 95 

Rent, lighting and care of offices, .... 3,797 82 
Engineering: — 

Office supplies, $1,081 79 

Automobile expense, .... 1,595 78 

2,677 57 

Office supplies, 1,699 10 

Stationery and printing, 1,020 67 

Printing " Park Laws," 367 15 

Telephones, 350 95 

Maps and books, 232 61 

Proportionate charges for steam, .... 35 00 

Recording papers and certified copies. 21 14 

Traveling 17 97 

Physicians' services 5 00 

Blue Hills Reservation: — 

General labor $36,808 12 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $36,125 82 

Supplies, 8,340 34 

44,466 16 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $3,114 08 

Supplies 779 10 

3.893 18 



$215,020 00 



Amounts carried forward, 



$85,167 46 $215,020 00 $596,000 00 



52 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward, $85,167 46 $215,020 00 $596,000 00 

Keep of horses, 4,603 00 

General supplies, 4,486 20 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 1,306 56 

Water rates 301 67 

Telephones 295 45 

Physicians' services, etc., 244 00 

Lighting buildings 162 34 

Stationery and printing, 138 17 

Repairs 114 40 

Shrubs, 101 25 

Express and freight 49 76 

Stamps, 26 50 



96,996 76 



Middlesex Fells Reservation : — 

General labor, $27,785 64 

Teaming 1,957 50 



$29,743 14 



Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $23,533 56 

Supplies 2,971 33 

26,504 89 

Road repairs, labor 4,009 37 

General supplies 7,053 77 

Keep of horses 2,091 41 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 2,060 33 

Lighting buildings, 377 65 

Telephones, 328 44 

Stationery and printing, 297 20 

Animals 185 63 

Traveling, 101 02 

Repairs, 92 57 

Express, ' . . 85 53 

Water rates 48 54 

Postage, 37 75 

Physicians' services 26 00 

Flags 18 50 

Revere Beach Reservation: — 

General labor $27,911 71 

Road repairs: — 

Labor, $850 43 

Supplies, 94 74 

Street lighting, 

General supplies 

Keep of horses, 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., 

Lighting buildings 

Telephones, 

Water rates, 

Repairs, 

Stationery and printing, 

Traveling, 

Awning on shelters, 

Express and freight, 

Landscape architects 

Stamps, 

Use of derrick, 



945 


17 


5,229 


82 


3,119 


84 


1,442 


97 


1,246 


34 


538 


22 


443 


00 


402 


38 


226 


36 


178 


36 


102 


46 


100 


00 


63 


62 


46 


91 


.25 


00 


6 


00 



73,061 74 



42,028 16 



Amounts carried forward. 



$427,106 66 $596,000 00 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 53 

Amounts brought forward $427,106 66 $596,000 00 

Stony Brook Reservation: — 

General labor $3,183 74 

Teaming 32 00 

$3,215 74 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $5,434 94 

Supplies 2,029 50 

7,464 44 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $1,108 46 

Supplies 294 00 

1,402 46 

Keep of horses 795 05 

General supplies 489 82 

Horses, carriages, etc., 67 68 

Telephones, 38 52 

Water rates 8 00 

13,481 71 

Beaver Brook Reservation: — 

General labor, $1,344 94 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $319 13 

Supplies 110 00 

429 13 

Repairs 437 90 

General supplies 384 46 

Telephones 49 01 

Landscape architects, 27 60 

Water rates 15 95 

Lighting buildings, 9 85 

Express 1 06 

2,699 90 

Charles River Upper Division: — 

General labor, $22,765 31 

Teaming 3,078 50 

$25,843 81 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $5,623 84 

Supplies, 2,843 37 

8,467 21 

Road repairs: — 

Labor, $557 81 

Supplies and miscellaneous expense, 3,546 91 

4,104 72 

Ge^eral supplies 3,978 21 

Street lighting 3,767 71 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 2,519 57 

Filling material 2,379 05 

Lumber and shingles, 2,236 71 

Keep of horses 1,689 83 

Repairs, 1,616 79 

•Coal 1,119 22 

Boats 394 60 

Lighting buildings, 362 21 

Telephones 360 49 

Shrubs 322 87 

Stationery and printing, 246 60 

"Water rates 217 71 



Amounts carried forward $59,627 31 $443,288 27 $596,000 CD 



54 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward $59,627 31 $443,288 27 $596,000 00 

Fertilizer, 100 00 

Rubber hose 91 34 

Rope, 79 04 

Cork buoys 67 20 

Rugs, 48 53 

Bubbler fountain 40 23 

Physicians' services, 37 00 

Traveling 35 27 

Stamps 32 00 

Express and freight, 30 74 

Anchorage pennants, 22 25 

Landscape architects' services, 2 40 

60,213 31 

Riverside Recreation Grounds: — 

General labor $4,617 49 

Teaming 168 50 

$4,785 99 

General supplies, 1 2,940 45 

Repairs 2,142 51 

Lighting buildings, 187 74 

Rental of sewer 162 90 

Electric power, 118 30 

Telephones 117 12 

Water rates, 80 00 

Horses, carriages, etc 28 52 

Freight and express, 16 12 

Physicians' services, etc., 11 50 

Tuning piano, 10 00 

Use of pile driver, 8 00 

Stamps 1 00 

10,610 15 

Neponset River Reservation : — 

General labor $730 75 

Teaming, 92 00 

$822 75 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . 2,099 60 

Automobile expense, 211 86 

General supplies, 64 33 

Telephones 46 27 

3,244 81 

Mystic River Reservation : — 

General labor, $11,993 52 

Teaming 1,402 00 

$13,395 52 

General supplies, 1,755 20 

Electric power, 187 50 

Telephones, 71 20 

Repairs, 31 35 

Street lighting, 27 10 

Water rates, 7 35 

Stationery and printing, 2 61 

Stamps 1 00 

Express, 37 

15,479 20 

Lynn Shore Reservation : — 

General labor, $4,820 49 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $334 99 

Supplies, ' 107 36 

442 35 



Amounts carried forward $5,262 84 $532,835 74 $596,000 00 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 55 

Amounts brought forward, $5,262 84 $532,835 74 $596,000 00 

Repairing sea wall: — 

Labor $3,009 26 

Supplies 1,646 01 

4,655 27 

Street lighting 2,730 00 

Granolithic walks: — 

Labor, $1,734 37 

Supplies, . . . " . . 400 79 

2,135 16 

General supplies, 274 66 

Shrubs, 167 50 

Automobile expense, 104 85 

Keep of horses, 65 97 

Water rates 35 00 

Buoys 24 80 



15,456 05 



$5,530 86 



1,305 25 



Quincy Shore Reservation: — 

General labor $4,581 86 

Teaming, 949 00 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor, $180 25 

Supplies, 1,125 00 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $1,088 97 

Supplies 1,375 00 

Street lighting, 

General supplies, 

Automobile expense, 

Water rates, 

Telephones, 

Lighting buildings, 

Repairs, 

Stationery and printing, 



Winthrop Shore Reservation: — 

General labor $1,356 04 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $204 75 

Supplies 60 32 

265 07 

Repairs to sea wall near Grover's Cliff: — 

Labor $1,254 91 

Supplies 81 94 

1,336 85 

Street lighting, 615 96 

General supplies, 279 53 

Covering boats, 70 00 

Automobile expense, 40 64 

Water rates 9 50 



2,463 


97 


2,251 


16 


283 


46 


264 


94 


70 


99 


48 


83 


18 


77 


15 


00 


3 


49 



12,256 72 



3,973 59 

564.522 10 



Balance, 



$31,477 90 



56 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Special Approprlvtions. 
Pensions. 

Appropriation, ' . . . $7,041 25 

Expenditures. 

Elder pension, $842 37 

Chamberlin pension, 695 58 

Armstrong pension, 667 43 

Kenney pension, 667 43 

Lord pension, 667 43 

Haddock pension, 638 75 

Harding pension 600 00 

Stewart pension, 600 00 

Finn pension, 593 12 

Powers pension, 400 00 

Woodworth pension, 365 00 

Mateer pension 300 00 

7.037 11 

Balance $4 14 

Band Concerts. 

Appropriation, $30,154 99 

EXPEXDITURES. 

Blue Hills Division: — 
Bands $1,504 00 

Middlesex Fells Division: — 
Bands, 3,834 30 

Revere Beach Division: — 

Bands $10,296 35 

Lighting, 34 64 

10,330 99 

Charles River Upper Division: — 

Bands 2,685 40 

Charles River Lower Basin: — 
Bands 522 50 

Nahant Beach Parkway: — 
Bands, 1,714 40 

Nantasket Beach Reservation : — 

Bands 9,563 40 

30,154 99 

Balance $30,154 99 



1920.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



57 



System Maintenance. 
Chapter 174, General Acts oj 1919. 

Appropriation, $35,000 00 

EXPEXDITURES. 

Furnace Brook Parkway: — 

Construction $10,891 74 

Engineering services, 407 1 1 

$11,298 85 

Nonantum Road extension: — 

Construction $9,446 72 

Engineering serv-ices 419 60 

9.866 32 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 

Construction $9,127 73 

Engineering services 147 05 

9,274 78 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 

Construction $2,241 01 

Engineering services, 360 27 

2,601 28 

Dedham Parkway: — 

Construction $1,347 00 

1,347 00 

Winthrop Parkway: — 

Construction $483 83 

Engineering services 29 27 

513 10 

Grover's Cliff sea wall: — 

Engineering services, $98 67 

98 67 

35,000 00 



Balance. 



Metropolitan Parks, Boulevard Maintenance. 

Appropriation Dec. 1, 1918, to Dec. 1, 1919 $368,069 



Expenditures. 

General expense: — 
Police: — 

Pay rolls $46,786 01 

Miscellaneous 17,762 39 

$64,548 40 

Salaries: — 

Commissioners, $3,421 14 

General office 11,090 90 

Engineering department, . . . 9,867 45 

24.379 49 

Rent, lighting and care of offices, .... 5,633 79 
Engineering: — 

Office supplies $642 13 

Automobile expense, .... 576 09 

1,218 22 



Amounts carried forward. 



$95,779 90 



$368,069 66 



58 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Amounts brought forward $95,779 90 $368,069 66 

Office supplies 934 36 

Stationery and printing, 871 93 

Telephones, 682 49 

Accountant 198 50 

Maps and books 196 11 

Traveling, 128 98 

Recording papers and certified copies, . . . 12 56 



$98,804 83 



Blue Hills Parkway: — 

General labor $3,576 28 

Teaming, 10 00 

$3,586 28 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $322 54 

Supplies 891 00 

1,213 54 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $1,697 72 

Supplies 1,183 10 

• 2,880 82 

Street lighting, 2,280 94 

General supplies 537 32 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 52 99 

Water rates, 19 19 

Traffic signs 15 00 

Lighting buildings, 9 09 

Boiler inspection, 5 00 

Repairs, 425 



Middlesex Fells Parkway: — 

General labor, $11,748 89 

Teaming 3,468 48 

$15,217 37 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . . 733 56 
Road construction and repairs: — 

Labor $5,806 64 

Supplies 7,333 86 

13,140 50 

Street lighting 10,955 40 

General supplies, 1,429 81 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 897 59 

Telephones, 82 62 

Shrubs 60 00 

Water rates, 22 67 

Lighting buildings, 7 10 

Repairs, 5 75 

Advertising, 4 20 

Express, 3 19 

Mystic Valley Parkway : — 

General labor, $11,725 84 

Teaming 2,721 75 

$14,447 59 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . . . 1,001 09 
Road repairs: — 

Labor, $5,668 62 

Supplies 5,471 34 

11,139 96 

Street lighting, 7,519 38 

General supplies, 2,503 85 



10,604 42 



42,553 76 



Amounts carried forward, $36,611 87 $151,969 01 $368,069 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



59 



Amounts brought forward, $36,611 87 $151,969 01 $368,069 

Granolithic sidewalks, 1,122 25 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 576 14 

Shrubs, 102 50 

Telephones, 80 14 

Physicians' services, 33 00 

Repairs, 21 75 

Water rates, 18 83 

38,566 48 

Revere Beach Parkway: — 

Labor, $19,518 31 

Teaming, 5,824 76 

$25,343 07 

G3T)sy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . . . 432 36 
Road repairs : — 

Labor $1,345 64 

Supplies 2,672 51 

4,018 15 

Street lighting, 8,515 47 

General supplies 1,730 92 

Cement, 1,717 46 

Filling material 498 20 

Repairs, 445 68 

Horses, carriages, etc., 368 91 

Power for draw, 337 20 

Shrubs, 276 00 

Tide-gate doors, 255 00 

Keep of horses, 40 35 

Water rates 29 82 

Boiler inspection, 15 00 

Freight and express, 12 01 

Postage, 3 00 

Traveling, 2 39 

44,040 99 

Neponset River Parkway: — 

General labor, $1,021 80 

G3i)sy and brown-tail moth work, .... 92 94 
Road repairs: — 

Labor $43 77 

Supplies, 132 30 

176 07 

Horses, carriages, etc., 257 38 

General supplies, 90 69 

1,638 88 

Nahant Beach Parkway: — 

General labor, $5,977 55 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $78 81 - 

Supplies 81 52 

160 33 

Street lighting 1,090 83 

Keep of horses 698 04 

General supplies, 339 62 

Horses, carriages, etc., 76 67 

8.343 04 

Fresh Pond Parkway : — 

General labor, $1,495 07 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor, $S6 73 

Supplies, 45 19 

131 92 



Amounta carried forward, $1,626 99 $244.558 40 $368,069 



60 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward $1,626 99 $244,558 40 $368,069 66 

Street lighting 416 11 

General supplies, 14 37 

2,057 47 

Furnace Brook Parkway : — 

General labor, $5,638 95 

Teaming 627 00 

$6,265 95 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work : — 

Labor $377 55 

Supplies 891 00 

1,268 55 

Road repairs: — 

Labor, $169 20 

Supplies 426 30 

595 50 

Street lighting 2.437 19 

Automobile expense 1,022 58 

General supplies, 535 78 

Water rates 28 00 

Lighting buildings 3 88 

12,157 43 

Winthrop Parkway: — 

General labor, $335 13 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $23 92 

Supplies 33 00 

56 92 

Street lighting 548 87 

General supplies 41 63 

982 55 

Lynnway: — 

General labor $5,983 75 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $44 33 

Supplies 121 23 

165r 5« 

Building concrete walk: — 

Labor $717 44 

Supplies 318 86 

1,036 30 

Power for lighting and operatinp draw, 466 88 

General supplies, 379 29 

Repairs, 367 30 

Street lighting 210 00 

Automobile expense 66 30 

Postage 3 50 

Stationery and printing, 1 79 

Express 79 

8.681 46 

Lyna Fells Parkway: — 

General labor $2,713 86 

Teaming 225 00 

$2,938 86 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, ... 62 15 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $287 04 

Supplies 7 91 

294 95 



Amounts carried forward, $3,295 96 $268,437 31 $368,069 66 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 61 

Amounts brought forward, $3,295 96 $268,437 31 $368,069 66 

Street lighting 2,048 95 

General supplier, 330 19 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . . . . Ill 84 

5,786 94 

Middlesex Fells Roads: — 

General labor $807 52 

Teaming, 150 50 

$958 02 

Road repairs: — 

Labor $9,838 12 

Supplies 6,315 76 

16,153 88 

Street lighting, 2,345 79 

Automobile expense, 686 28 

General supplies, 295 73 

Physicians' services, 46 00 

20,485 70 

Alewife Brook Parkway: — 

General labor, $8,641 65 

Teaming 2,228 75 

$10,870 40 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work: — 

Labor $236 43 

Supplies 44 00 

280 43 

Road repairs: — 

Labor, $2,604 28 

Supplies 4,880 92 

7,485 20 

Street lighting 1,444 09 

Filling material 593 29 

General supplies, 300 97 

Moving dredger, 139 00 

Shrubs, 112 88 

Cork buoys 67 92 

Posts 65 00 

Express, 1 74 

21,360 92 

Woburn Parkway: — 

General labor, $3,694 39 

Teaming, 646 45 

$4,340 84 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . 143 61 

Road repairs, labor, 25 71 

Street lighting, 1,496 16 

General supplies, 564 36 

Automobile expense, 216 76 

Water rates 14 07 

Stationery and printing, 2 25 

6,803 76 

West Roxbury Parkway : — 
Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . . $428 23 

428 23 



Hammond Pond Parkway: — 

General labor, $1,593 48 

Gypsy and brown-tail moth work, labor, . 2,209 60 



3,803 08 

327,105 94 



Balance, 



$40,963 72 



62 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 



Charles River Basin Maintenance. 
Maintenance of Parks and Water Areas. 

Appropriation, $114,126 38 

Expenditures. 

General labor $28,041 98 

Teaming, 60 00 

$28,101 98 

Police; — 

Pay rolls $46,336 81 

Miscellaneous, 4,183 46 

50,520 27 

Lighting 4,211 90 

General supplies 3,645 32 

Engine for boat 1,365 00 

Lighting buildings, 1,157 82 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc 899 20 

Keep of horses, 851 53 

Repairs, 577 18 

Water rates, 411 82 

Telephones 204 01 

Stationery and printing, 167 76 

Express and freight, 9 47 

Postage 4 00 

Traveling 3 46 

92,130 72 



Balance $21,995 66 



Maintenance and Operation of Locks, Gates and Drawbridges. 

Appropriation, $73,022 09 

Expenditures. 

Labor, pay rolls $47,129 14 

Ice breaking: — 

Labor $2,111 73 

Supplies, 14,565 63 

16,677 36 

Coal 2,957 05 

Electric power 1,355 89 

Repairs 1,287 08 

General supplies 1,105 23 

Lighting lock-gate houses and sltiices, 696 48 

Heating 281 80 

Automobile ezi>ense, 159 23 

Telephones, 156 54 

Motor for pump, 109 87 

Stationery and printing, 72 03 

Gasteam radiator, 48 00 

Services, tending diver, 30 00 

Physicians' services 30 00 

Boiler inspection, 12 00 

Traveling 6 10 

Water rates 5 00 

Express, 3 09 

72,121 89 



Balance, 



$900 20 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 63 

Nantasket Beach Maintenance. 

Appropriation, $63,770 00 

Expenditures. 

General labor $18,890 40 

Road repairs: — 

Labor, $4,454 51 

Supplies 3,306 40 

7,760 91 

Police: — 

Pay rolls $16,928 62 

Miscellaneous 4,617 85 

21,546 47 

General supplies, 2,954 27 

Street lighting 1,301 11 

Coal 672 64 

Keep of horses, 664 32 

Water rates 568 89 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., 540 45 

Rent, 420 00 

Installation of watchman's clock, 213 89 

Telephones 173 49 

Freight and express 99 89 

Stationery and printing, 89 27 

Repairs 65 78 

Awnings recovered, 50 40 

Postage 26 05 

Damage to truck, 25 00 

Traveling 17 56 

Rent of drain pipe 10 00 

Board of engineer, 5 57 

Advertising 1 60 

56,097 96 



Balance $7,672 04 



Wellington Bridge Maintenance. 

Appropriation, $14,582 96 

Expenditures. 

Labor $10,063 78 

Street lighting 1,552 02 

General supplies 685 71 

Repairs 601 88 

Telephones 87 17 

Postage 3 00 

Stationery and printing, 1 79 

Express 53 

12,995 88 



Balance, 



$1,587 08 



64 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 



Bunker Hill Monument Maintenance. 

Appropriation, $6,000 00 

Expenditures. 

General labor, $1,544 73 

Police, pay rolls 998 55 

Repairs, 2,282 49 

General supplies 601 94 

Engineering, 84 21 

Stationery and printing, 70 65 

Lighting buildings, 67 71 

Landscape architects, 25 00 

Advertising, 23 40 

5,698 68 



Balance, $301 32 



Metropolitan Parks Expense Fund. 
Receipts Dec. 1, 1918, to Dec. 1, 1919. 



Bath-houses: — 

Revere Beach, sale of bath tickets $34,043 20 

Nantasket Beach, sale of bath tickets, 17,049 80 

Nahant Beach, sale of bath tickets, 7,027 90 

Blue Hills, sale of bath tickets 304 70 

$58,425 60 

Rentals: — 

Buildings $24,681 46 

Lunch stands and refectories, 2,169 34 

Roller-coaster and merry-go-round, 2,100 00 

Boathouse sites 1,440 00 

Land, 1,366 57 

Street railway location, 1,246 48 

Day rentals, Riverside Recreation Grounds, 900 00 

Houses, 776 65 

Duct rentals, 687 99 

Boats, 599 80 

Automobile stands, 150 00 

Photographic stands, 125 00 

Gas main location, 100 00 

36,343 29 

Sales: — 

Piles $3,446 25 

Wood 3,028 66 

Old metal, lumber, paper, etc., 647 71 

Hay and grass 372 50 

Mangle 150 00 

Old buildings 141 00 

Posts, 132 75 

Barrels 112 80 

Vegetables 89 50 

Sanitary napkins, 75 70 

Nursery stock 75 09 

Launch engine, 75 00 

Lost articles, 71 34 

Old furniture, 45 00 

Flour, 39 10 



Amomits carried forward. 



$8,502 40 



$94,768 89 



1920.] 



PUBLIC DOCmiENT — Xo. 48. 



65 



Amounts brought forward, $8,502 40 $94,768 89 

Sales — Con. 

Coal, 11 70 

Plans, 10 51 

Tickets, 7 45 

Miscellaneous 7 77 

8,539 83 

Court fines, 5,582 50 

Income on money invested, 4,788 43 

Steamer chair and lunbrella privilege, 4,565 00 

Sidewalk and entrance construction, 1,061 87 

Light and water furnished, 4S7 li 

Bags returned, 321 86 

Admissions, Bunker Hill Monviment, 233 80 

Removal of garbage 210 00 

Pay closets, 141 27 

Forfeited deposits, 128 00 

Credits and refunds 114 59 

Iron fence, 100 00 

Damages to property 68 51 

Money found 51 84 

Replaced keys and checks, 46 00 

Telephone tolls, 40 68 

Lost equipment, 40 54 

Burro pri\-ilege, 35 00 

Newspaper licenses, 35 00 

Drain connection, 25 00 

Miscellaneous, 13 51 

$121,399 26 

Balance, Dec. 1, 1918 138,503 86 



$259,903 12 



Expenditures Dec. 1, 1918, to Dec. 1, 1919. 



General expense: — 

Bridge over Ballard's Creek, $1,282 29 

Landscape architects' services, 316 34 

$1,598 63 

Police: — 

Repairs, police boats, $1,404 61 

Unifonns, 1,305 95 

Settlement of claims for damages, .... 92 23 

2,802 79 

Engineering: — 

Telephones, SS 93 

8 93 

Blue Hills Reservation: — 

Repairs to buildings $99 34 

Uniforms, 78 43 

Boat checks 26 12 

Advertising 24 60 

Flags, 14 73 

Bath tickets, 95 

244 17 

Middlesex Fells Reservation: — 

Work on Woodland Road $992 96 

Lumber 127 82 

Repairs to buildings, 1 16 69 



Amounts carried forward. 



Sl,237 47 $i,654 52 



66 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Amounts brought forward, $1,237 47 $4,654 52 



Flags 88 36 

Uniforms, 28 49 



1,354 32 



Revere Beach Reservation: 
Bath-house: — 
Pay rolls, 
Bathing suits. 
Coal, .... 
Lighting, ... 
Engine room, 
Stationery and printing, 
Water rates. 
Repairs, ... 
Bathing caps, 

Hardware 

Ice, .... 
Paint, .... 
Soap, etc., ... 
Keys, .... 

Towels 

Flags, 

Findings, 
Lumber, etc.. 
Brooms and brushes, . 
Tickets, etc., 
Uniforms, ... 
Stockings, 
Sanitary napkins, 
Rent of typewriter, 
Telephones, ... 

Sheets 

Blankets, .... 
Water cooler, 
Lunches, ... 
Medicines and attendance, 

Gauze, 

Drilling, ... 
Postage, , . . , 
Express, .... 

Combs, 

Miscellaneous, 

$36,895 33 

Shelters 2,592 18 

Repairs of damage by fire, 434 80 

Architect 180 00 

Flags 88 36 

Refund of money foimd, 32 54 

Stony Brook Reservation: — 
Repairs to buildings, $35 40 

Charles River Upper Division : — 

Pump house $9,214 51 

Landscape architects, 101 00 

Water rates, 36 80 

Repairs to bmldings, 32 30 

Flags 29 46 

Architect, 10 00 

9,424 07 

Amount carried forward, $55,691 52 



$26,066 


77 


3,675 


60 


3,330 


74 


942 


49 


372 


70 


280 


36 


257 


56 


230 


29 


210 


00 


204 


29 


169 


95 


161 


21 


127 


14 


114 


60 


110 


40 


104 


94 


73 


71 


67 


43 


60 


96 


49 


71 


36 


00 


35 


28 


30 


00 


24 


00 


22 


89 


22 


38 


20 


00 


18 


31 


16 


40 


15 


54 


11 


49 


10 


77 


6 


00 


5 


87 


3 


75 


5 


80 



40,223 21 



35 40 



1920.] PUBLIC DOCUIVIENT — No. 48. 



Amount brotight forward, $55,691 52 

Mystic River Reservation: — 

Telephone tolls, $0 05 

05 

Ljun Shore Reservation: — 

Repairs to sea wall, §72 00 

Entrance construction, 47 40 

119 40 

Charles River Lower Basin: — 

Bridge over Ballard's Creek, $5,248 55 

Water rates, 297 01 

Shoring walls, 107 00 

Uniforms, 78 45 

Flags 58 91 

Repairs to drain, 30 72 

Telephone tolls, 75 



Blue Hills Parkway: — 

Road repairs, $3,578 77 

Middlesex Fells Parkway: — 

Fence, . . .' $293 85 

Entrance construction, 87 47 

Telephone tolls 5 20 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 

Granolithic walks, $107 88 

Landscape architects, 72 50 

Entrance construction, 21 75 

Revere Beach Parkway: — 

Entrance construction . . $149 89 



Nahant Beach Parkway: — 
Bath-house: — 

Pay rolls $5,537 71 

Bathing suits 1,059 98 

Stockings 542 32 

Lighting 226 26 

Paint, 197 53 

Water rates, 181 65 

Repairs, 148 89 

Coal, 110 00 

Lumber, etc.-, 79 55 

Bathing caps, 70 00 

Telephones, 65 55 

Hardware, 28 51 

Ice, 24 76 

Engine room, 20 59 

Uniforms 14 00 

Flags, 12 65 

Wringers 10 00 

Brooms, 9 40 

Soap, etc., 7 75 

Gauze, 5 00 

Tape, 4 75 

Lungmotor parts, 4 61 

Postage 3 00 

Bicarbonate of soda, 2 53 

Express, 50 



5,821 39 



3,578 77 



386 52 



202 13 



149 89 



.367 49 



Amount carried forward, 



$74,317 16 



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Amount brought forward. 



$74,317 16 



Winthrop Parkway: 
Raising curbing, 



$194 83 



Alewife Brook Parkway: — 
Refund of amoiint deposited for teaming permit. 



$1,000 00 



194 83 



1,000 00 



Nantasket Beach Reservation: — 
Bath-house: — 

Payrolls $11,829 78 

Repairs 2,783 46 

Bathing suits, 2,037 82 

Coal 1,797 20 

Water rates 798 11 

Paint 567 48 

Engine room, 299 28 

Ice 230 94 

Soap, etc., 184 95 

Toilet paper 179 80 

Stationery and printing, 161 36 

Duck 131 03 

Matting 122 96 

Hardware, 109 64 

Bathing caps, 84 00 

Lighting, 79 02 

Motors for sewing room, ... 63 63 

Employees' suits 60 00 

Telephones, 44 68 

Tape 29 40 

Lumber, etc., 28 85 

Neck bands, 22 50 

Findings 21 83 

Flags 14 73 

Dust brushes, 14 17 

Stepladder, 14 00 

Keys 10 61 

Medicines and attendance, . . 9 33 

Metal polish 5 58 

Keg for water cooler, .... 4 00 

Tickets, etc 3 92 

Employees' badges, .... 3 90 

Wringer, 2 82 

Brass checks, 1 20 

Disinfectant, 1 12 

$21,753 10 

Repairs to buildings, 3,598 60 

Laying sewer pipes, 2,149 09 

Construction of cellar, new building 1,297 45 

Architect's services, 1,047 36 

Cement 897 50 

Bricks 672 96 

Labor, 474 93 

Coal 93 60 

Flags, 29 45 

Uniforms 26 40 



32,040 44 



$107,552 43 



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METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Totals. 


$98,744 93 
2,837 40 
82,565 91 
15,575 45 
78,250 36 
15,479 25 
3,244 81 
12,256 72 
!I2,582 36 
11,288 25 
13,517 11 
4,072 26 

215,020 00 


$04r),4;M 81 


Band 
Concerts. 


$1,504 00 
137 50 
1,869 80 

3,834 30 

10,330 99 
678 10 


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Repairs, 
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98 67 


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9,424 07 
119 40 
1,354 32 
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2,099 90 
60,213 31 
15,456 05 
73,061 74 
15.479 20 
3,244 81 
12.256 72 
42.028 16 
10,610 15 
13,481 71 
3,973 69 

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Blue Hills 

Charles River, Upper Division, .... 

Lynn Shore, 

Middlesex Fells 

Mystic River 

Riverside Recreation Grountls, 

Stony Brook 

Winthrop Shore, 

Weston Bridge, 

General expense, 

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